Feb 25, 2012

Glowing Water- Uses and How to Make it!

I have been doing a lot of research online in order to prepare for our upcoming group sensory play date.  While thumbing through an array of Google searches, I stumbled upon GLOW WATER!  I was beyond excited!

Making glow water is simple!  All you need are non-toxic yellow highlighters and water. You can find 2-packs of jumbo highlighters at Target for under $1.00.  Pop the back off of the marker and pull out the ink soaked felt that is inside.  Then run the felt under a small stream of water with a bowl underneath to catch it.  I used roughly 6 cups of water per highlighter, and ended up with insanely bright glow water.  It could definitely be diluted further, but I wanted it to GLOW!  


 GLOWING Water
Glowing water
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 Yellow highlighters make such a BRIGHT glowing water and there are so many play recipes and activities using this amazing water!  

This was the result of the yellow highlighter glow water!

Glow water

I tried to make glow water using every other color highlighter that I had on hand, and none of them glowed.  I was so disappointed, as some of the highlighters would glow in the black light when you used them to write, but then the water would not glow.  I was determined to find a way to make more colors of glowing water.

 An update from the original post: 
We found a way to make RAINBOW GLOW Water!
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Glowing Rainbow Water


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